siduction GNOME is a freely distributed and open source Linux-based operating system built around the controversial GNOME desktop environment and using the "unstable" branch of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.
Availability, boot options, supported architectures
The GNOME edition of siduction is available for download as two Live DVD ISO images of approximately 1GB in size, each one for a specific hardware platform (64-bit/amd64 and 32-bit/i386). Users will be able to create DVD or USB bootable medium from these ISOs using the Disks software provided by the GNOME project.
From the boot menu, it is possible to start the live environment with default settings or in safe graphics mode (in case your video card is not recognized by the first option), boot an existing operating system installed on the first disk drive, as well as to run a memory diagnostic test.
In addition, the user will be able to add specific drivers and additional kernel parameters, change the default language for the live environment, set up the timezone, as well as to change the boot source and add boot options.
Modern desktop environment with specific apps
The GNOME desktop environment provided in this siduction edition is comprised of a single panel located on the upper part of the screen, from where users can launch applications, cycle between all opened windows, switch virtual workspaces, or search files and folders.
Default applications include the Evolution email and calendar client, Nautilus file manager, Gedit text editor, Brasero CD/DVD burning software, Iceweasel web browser, LibreOffice office suite, Rhythmbox music player, Totem video player, as well as all the standard GNOME utilities, games and applications.
In conclusion, siduction GNOME is a decent distribution of Linux that features a traditional, yet low on resources desktop environment, as well as a great collection of useful applications that will help anyone to achieve their daily tasks with ease, both at home and at office.